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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ teaser trailer and poster: Watch Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in first look at Queen biopic

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ teaser trailer and poster: Watch Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in first look at Queen biopic
Get your first look at Rami Malek in the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the new teaser trailer above, which was released by 20th Century Fox on May 15. Malek stars in the film as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the legendary rock band Queen. Known for songs like “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” and of course the tune that gives this film its title, Queen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, 10 years after Mercury died of complications from AIDS at age 45. The movie opens on November 2 in the United States.

This Queen biopic has been in the works for several years and encountered setbacks along the way. Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Whishaw had been in discussion for the lead role before it eventually went to Malek, And the film began production with Bryan Singer directing, but after months of filming Singer
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Who is playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody film? Rami Malek stars as Queen legend

The first trailer for the epic Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has just been released, and Egyptian-American star Rami Malek looks set to become as colossal a sensation as his on-screen character, the late Freddie Mercury. In the heart-pounding, music-infused trailer Malek embodies Mercury’s larger than life persona with a spot on swagger and charisma that movie goers will find hard to resist. Who is this gifted actor who perfectly captures the cadence and bombastic sexpot-ness that defined Mercury? Los Angeles native Malek is best known for his work in Mr. Robot (2015), Need for Speed (2014), and Short Term 12 […]

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Official Trailer for Coming-of-Age 'All Summers End' with Tye Sheridan

"All I want to do is just be a kid." Gravitas Ventures has released an official trailer for an indie coming-of-age film titled All Summers End, from new director Kyle Wilamowski, making his feature debut. This indie film is about a boy, played by Tye Sheridan who falls in love with a girl one summer, played by Kaitlyn Dever. But he also has to deal with his guilty conscience after his role in a prank gone wrong. The film also stars Pablo Schreiber, Austin Abrams, Annabeth Gish, Ryan Lee, Paula Malcomson, and Bill Sage. Not bad. This looks pretty much exactly as it sounds, an emotional coming-of-age indie flick, so give it a look if you're curious. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Kyle Wilamowski's All Summers End, in high def on Apple: A teenage boy (Tye Sheridan) falls in love with a girl (Kaitlyn Dever), but after a
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New Conjuring Universe Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

Warner Bros. has announced release dates for several movies, including a New Conjuring Universe Movie. The studio has also announced release dates for a new sci-fi comedy from Melissa McCarthy, as well as crime drama from Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. While the new Conjuring movie may be the most interesting in the bunch for many, it's also the most mysterious at the present time.

This mystery Conjuring movie has been set for release on July 3, 2019. The horror flick will be facing some serious competition, as Sony and Marvel Studios are releasing the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel just two days later on July 5, 2019. Both studios are gunning for a big chunk of the holiday box office. As for what this movie is actually going to be? That's the much more challenging question. Currently, as far as we know, The Conjuring 3 and The Crooked Man, a spin-off based on the
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Emmy spotlight: Lakeith Stanfield delivers ‘brilliant’ performance in ‘Atlanta’ horror story ‘Teddy Perkins’

Emmy spotlight: Lakeith Stanfield delivers ‘brilliant’ performance in ‘Atlanta’ horror story ‘Teddy Perkins’
Atlanta” reached the halfway mark of its critically acclaimed second season on Thursday, April 5, with one of its most compelling, disturbing and Emmy worthy episodes. In “Teddy Perkins,” written by series creator and star Donald Glover and directed by series regular Hiro Murai, Lakeith Stanfield is handed his first stand-alone narrative of the series as Darius, continuing a trend that began in season one with episodes for Zazie Beetz’s Van (“Value”) and Brian Tyree Henry’s Paper Boi (“B.A.N.”) and continued this season in “Helen” and “Barbershop” in the two preceding installments.

In the episode, Darius ventures in a U-Haul truck to pick up a piano being offered for free on a message board by a wealthy recluse named Teddy Perkins (Glover), brother and caretaker to the now mute and wheelchair-bound musician Benny Hope (Derrick Haywood). Teddy, we come to find out, suffers from a number of psychological issues,
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Emmys 2018: Will ‘Atlanta’ supporting actors break through in year 2 like the cast of ‘Veep’ did?

Emmys 2018: Will ‘Atlanta’ supporting actors break through in year 2 like the cast of ‘Veep’ did?
Atlanta” was one of the biggest Emmy breakthroughs of 2017, earning six nominations including Best Comedy Series and winning Best Comedy Actor and Best Comedy Directing (both for series creator Donald Glover). But those noms didn’t include the show’s supporting actors Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield. Can they break through in season two? It’s common for a popular show to expand its nominations after its initial breakthrough, like “The Office,” “30 Rock” and “Veep.”

After an abbreviated six-episode first season in 2005 “The Office” broke through at the Emmys in 2006 for its second season, which won Best Comedy Series. Then supporting actors Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer made the cut for the first time in 2007 for season three.

30 Rock” was an instant hit at the Emmys, winning Best Comedy Series in 2007 for its first season and again in 2008 for its second season. Then the show’s supporting actors Jack McBrayer,
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‘Thunder Road,’ ‘First Match’ Make a Big Splash at SXSW 2018

An event that started as a few days of local jam bands in 1987 Austin, Texas has grown to The South By Southwest Conference and Festivals (affectionately known as SXSW, or just “South By”), one of the largest and rangiest agglomerations of entertainment on the planet: over a week of film screenings, seminars, concerts, comedy, and gaming and tech demos. It is, in short, Nerd Central. The SXSW Film Festival, which ran its 25th season March 9–17, has become a launching pad for indie projects (it’s where audiences first got a look at “The Disaster Artist” last year, as well as Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12” and Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture”), a place to sneak-peek upcoming Hollywood tentpoles, and an exciting opportunity for filmmakers and industry insiders to network, make deals, and schmooze with fans and celebrities in Austin. The festival presents two sets of prizes: juried awards and audience awards.
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Michael B. Jordan's Company Will Use Inclusion Riders for All Projects

Michael B. Jordan's Company Will Use Inclusion Riders for All Projects
Michael B. Jordan is taking a stand. The young Black Panther star has promised that his company will use inclusion riders for all upcoming projects. What is that, you may ask? Well, let us explain.

At the end of Frances McDormand's Oscars acceptance speech, she gave a call to action for everyone in Hollywood to adopt an obscure contractual clause known as an "inclusion rider." She later explained it is something that actors and filmmakers can request, or even demand, as part of their contract, which requires the production company or studio to have at least 50% diversity for both the cast and crew. Now Michael B.Jordan revealed on social media that he is answering the call, saying he'll adopt inclusion riders for every project he's working on through his production company Outlier Society. Here's what he had to say in his Instagram post.

"In support of the women
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2018 Indie Spirit Awards predictions: ‘Get Out’ is a cut above ‘I, Tonya’ in Best Editing

2018 Indie Spirit Awards predictions: ‘Get Out’ is a cut above ‘I, Tonya’ in Best Editing
Does “Get Out”’s editing have the edge over “I, Tonya”’s? Most of our pundits are picking Jordan Peele’s film to win Best Editing at Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards, giving it a narrow 4/5-odd lead over “I, Tonya” (7/4 odds), according to our predictions.

Get Out” is the pick of six Experts, three Editors and 10 Top 24 Users, while “I, Tonya” topped the lists of five Experts, two Editors and seven Top 24 Users. “Good Time” (10/1 odds) is the only other nominee predicted to win, with two Experts selecting it. “Call Me by Your Name” (12/1 odds) and “The Rider” (80/1 odds) round out the field.

See Jordan Peele, Luca Guadagnino clash at Independent Spirit Awards in the absence of Guillermo del Toro

Get Out” is expected to have a big night, as we’re predicting it to take home three other awards from its five nominations including Best Picture, so momentum
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The Light of the Moon Review: A Powerful Sexual Assault Drama

The feature length debut for director Jessica M. Thompson, The Light of the Moon is a sexual assault drama anchored by a leading performance from Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Beatriz was among the standouts in Destin Daniel Crutton’s Indie drama Short Term 12 before she became known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz, so in a sense Light of the Moon brings her back to her acting roots. Thompson, for her part, is an Australian filmmaker who worked in the field of documentaries and shorts prior to her fictional narrative debut. Her storytelling sensibilities serve the subject matter here well, allowing the film to succeed as a thoughtful case study. The Light of the Moon delves into the messy realities of the emotional and physical fallout of rape, giving rise to a moving yet sensitive drama.
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Film Review: ‘Basmati Blues’

Film Review: ‘Basmati Blues’
If you’re wondering why Brie Larson, after winning the Oscar for “Room” and then proving her franchise bona fides in last year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” is now starring in “Basmati Blues,” an ultra-cutesy micro-indie cross-cultural comedy that opened last Friday on a tiny sprinkling of screens, the answer is: The movie has been sitting on the shelf for so long — most of it was filmed in 2013, before a monsoon shut it down — that Larson, when it was made, hadn’t even appeared on the radar yet with her splendid performance in “Short Term 12.” Then again, if you’re wondering why a movie as unimportant as “Basmati Blues” has become the subject of a mini controversy, the answer is: Because there is something a tad patronizing about it — but also because the international trailer for the picture that appeared in November provoked a bit of a misunderstanding.

Larson, you see, plays
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: The Personal Touches That Went Into Writing Rosa’s Coming-Out Story

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: The Personal Touches That Went Into Writing Rosa’s Coming-Out Story
[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5, Episode 10, “Game Night” follow.]

The Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” for reasons made obvious by its title, chose to celebrate its 99th episode last week, putting the spotlight on each character during a crazy road trip from Los Angeles to New York. But it also included a big reveal that became a central part of the show’s 100th episode, “Game Night” — Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz), the show’s resident badass, coming out as bisexual.

Rosa’s coming-out, showrunner Dan Goor told IndieWire, was a story choice made in close discussion with Beatriz this season. “In a way, after Stephanie came out, and has really in so many ways become such an Lgbt advocate, we felt like it was really a meaningful opportunity for the character, and it definitely felt in-world for the character. It didn’t feel like, you know, we didn’t feel like people would be like, ‘What?!’ You know, and 100 episodes in it feels like a good,
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Production Halted On Freddie Mercury Biopic, Director May Be Replaced

Prior to his involvement in USA’s excellent Mr. Robot (our review), Rami Malek was often restricted to tertiary roles. From Night at the Museum to The Pacific to Short Term 12, the 36-year-old has no shortage of credits for supporting characters, and even played a small, yet fairly crucial role in Supermassive’s video game sleeper hit, Until Dawn.

That all changes with the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, though, which is poised to place the rising star front and center as the great Freddie Mercury. And though a handful of film fans expressed some concern about his casting, those fears were quickly silenced following the unveiling of the actor as Queen’s former frontman.

Whether it’s the signature white vest and blue jeans ensemble, or the way in which Malek channels Mercury’s flamboyant performances, the attention to detail in the film is uncanny, and Bohemian Rhapsody is
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Warner Bros. Picks Up Michael B. Jordan Legal Drama 'Just Mercy'

Warner Bros. Picks Up Michael B. Jordan Legal Drama 'Just Mercy'
Warner Bros. has picked up the Michael B. Jordan legal drama Just Mercy from Broad Green Pictures, the troubled production and distribution entity, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The move sets up the project as Jordan’s next pic, a modestly budgeted effort that will shoot in early 2018.

Helmer Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) is directing Just Mercy, which adapts the memoir of the same name by Bryan Stevenson.

Stevenson is the venerated founder of the Equal Justice Initiative which fights on behalf of the poor, the wrongly condemned and death-row prisoners trapped in the justice system. Just Mercy was...
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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Legal Drama ‘Just Mercy’ as It Moves to Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Legal Drama ‘Just Mercy’ as It Moves to Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
Michael B. Jordan has set legal drama “Just Mercy” as the next feature he will shoot, as Warner Bros. picks up the rights for the story.

The film was originally set up at Broad Green Pictures, but after the studio shuttered earlier this year, producers began looking for a new home, and Warner Bros. was eager to work with Jordan.

Sources say that Jordan would shoot “Just Mercy” at the beginning of 2018, and would follow that up with “Creed 2,” where he would reprise his role as Adonis Creed. “Creed 2” is slated to bow on Nov. 21, 2018. It’s currently unknown if it will stick to that date, but as of now, there’s no plan to move the release.

Short Term 12” director Destin Cretton is helming and co-wrote the script with Andrew Lanham. Jordan will produce with Gil Netter. Niija Kuykendall will oversee for the studio.

Based on the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice
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Brie Larson’s Basmati Blues and other lost movies A-listers wish had stayed buried

Films that actors make before they find fame can come back to bite them years later, as Larson discovered when the trailer for a rice-based romcom she filmed in 2012 was met with derision

This week, a trailer was released for the upcoming Brie Larson film Basmati Blues. It was met with derision immediately. The Oscar-winning star of Room was accused of playing a “white saviour” role in a clunky, culturally insensitive romantic comedy. The film-makers were quick to claim that the trailer doesn’t represent the film’s true spirit, but Basmati Blues is still potentially embarrassing for a star at the top of her game.

The truth is, Basmati Blues was filmed in 2012, before Larson had her breakout turn in Short Term 12. However, it struggled to make it to the big screen – a common problem in movie distribution. Whether the reason is practical, financial, legal, strategic or just bad luck,
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‘The Glass Castle’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

The Glass Castle starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts has just made its home video debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to give the new The Glass Castle Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack, based on the Jeannette Walls memoir, to five lucky readers in this contest.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Glass Castle Blu-ray Starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson

Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar winner Brie Larson (2015, Best Actress, Room) and Oscar Nominee Woody Harrelson (2009, Best Supporting Actor, The Messenger) star in The Glass Castle, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the must-see movies of 2017” (Vanity Fair), The Glass Castle chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of The Shack and The Blind Side, the film also stars Oscar® Nominee Naomi Watts (2012, Best Actress, The Impossible) and Golden Globe® Nominee Max Greenfield (2013, Best Supporting Actor – Television, “New Girl”).

Now you can own The Glass Castle on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 4 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring Woody Harrelson ? (mine
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The Light of the Moon movie review: ‘victim’ is not a dirty word

MaryAnn’s quick take… A tough, uncompromising depiction of a rape and its aftermath that serves as a formidable corrective for how this subject is typically seen onscreen. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I’ve seen some demure descriptions of this movie: its female protagonist is “assaulted,” “attacked,” “her world… irrevocably changed.” But there’s no point in being coy or spoiler-averse about it: The Light of the Moon is about a rape and its aftermath for the woman who is subjected to it. Not being upfront about this could actually be dangerously distressing for some potential viewers: this is a tough, realistic, uncompromising depiction of a crime that is perpetrated upon far too many women, and some of those women may well want to avoid this movie.
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The Glass Castle – Starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson – Available on Blu-ray Nov. 7th

Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar winner Brie Larson (2015, Best Actress, Room) and Oscar Nominee Woody Harrelson (2009, Best Supporting Actor, The Messenger) star in The Glass Castle, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the must-see movies of 2017” (Vanity Fair), The Glass Castle chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of The Shack and The Blind Side, the film also stars Oscar® Nominee Naomi Watts (2012, Best Actress, The Impossible) and Golden Globe® Nominee Max Greenfield (2013, Best Supporting Actor – Television, “New Girl”).

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild
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